President Robert Mugabe despite opposition and pressure to stand down over the week, has rebuffed, saying he would remain in power.
Speaking on live TV, Mugabe said “the (ruling ZANU-PF) party congress is due in a few weeks and I will preside over its processes.”
Mugabe who has been in power since 1980 was sacked by the Zimbabwe’s ruling, Zanu-PF over early Sunday.
After a meeting of party leaders on Sunday, officials said ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr. Mugabe two weeks ago, has been appointed leader of the party.
Mr Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife, Grace, was expelled from the party, alongside a number of other senior officials.
It is not entirely clear how Mr. Mugabe can preside over Zanu-PF’s congress next month, following his dismissal as party leader.
Currently talks are been held by the officials of the Southern African Developement Commission with Mr. Mugabe, after being ousted from office by the military.